The Government of Japan contributed with nearly USD 820,000 to UNICEF’s COVID-19 response in Algeria

24 November 2020
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UNICEF Algeria

Algiers, 24 November 2020 – The Government of Japan has contributed with nearly USD 820,000 to support UNICEF’s COVID-19 response to support children and vulnerable populations including in the Sahrawi refugee camps during the pandemic.

Through this support of the Government of Japan, UNICEF, working under the leadership of the Government of Algeria and with the various institutional and civil society partners, strengthened its response to COVID-19 by : promoting Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) and providing critical medical and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) supplies; strengthening risk communication and community engagement (RCCE); supporting data collection and analyses for public health decision making; and supporting access to continuous education.

In his courtesy meeting with H.E. OGAWA Kazuya, Japanese Ambassador to Algeria, UNICEF Algeria Representative, Dr Isselmou BOUKHARY, conveyed UNICEF’s sincere gratitude to the government of Japan for this generous donation and said: “During this unprecedented global emergency, it is critical and essential for UNICEF and its national partners to prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic”.

“Particularly in the context of COVID-19 challenge, I highly appreciate UNICEF work which goes in line with Human security and Universal Health Coverage, concepts reaffirmed by Japan at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).” OGAWA Kazuya, Ambassador of Japan to Algeria noted.

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